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in this informal rule. there's nothing in law that says you have to do it, that the speaker will not bring a bill to the floor of the house to vote unless a majority of the republicans think it's a good idea. even if we have a majority vote that would pass the bill for the good of the re public the speaker has taken the position in the past that he won't bring it to the floor unless a majority of his own party. >> eliot: it's like the filibuster that permits a minority to maintain an iron grip of what gets to the floor for a vote. >> that's right, this allows a minority of the entire house to essentially control what comes to the floor. it is the leverage the speaker depends upon from the >> eliot: this has been a fascinating education in the rules of governing. >> i'm glad you brought it up. the opportunity actually allowed democracy, small d., to work. >> eliot: this is where the two sides are bumping heads. my suspicion is that the republicans will cave on rates and say ok, we'll give you your tax breaks for the 98% but not vote to raise the debt ceiling try to use that. >> i think the preside
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